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janus408
01-09-2013, 8:16 PM
Thought you guys would find this as funny, and unfortunately as dead on, as I did...

http://i.imgur.com/pGISD.jpg

I think it speaks volumes about how the gun control debate is completely missing the issue at hand. I was sickened by the recent interviews by Pierce Morgan (couldn't stand him before, think we should send him back after some of the comments hes made to guests recently) regarding gun control.

This video hit that subject perfectly.
http://www.fox19.com/story/20538164/piers-morgan-vs-alex-jones-and-gun-homicide-rates

But it failed to delve into the rate of knife related crimes in the UK vs the USA, which would be the counter argument to PM's claim that banning guns stops violent crime.

phrogg111
01-09-2013, 9:11 PM
Gun control and crime control are completely unrelated.

Unless all guns are successfully removed from society - and in America, this is not possible - then controlling any of them won't do anything.

All the guns that criminals need to commit crime are already out there. The coming "assault weapon ban" legislation does not remove one single gun from the streets. As a result, it will have NO effect on gun crime.

If you actually banned all guns, and actually succeeded in removing them all, then knife crime would be much, much easier to get away with, and knife crime would skyrocket. I think we'd find violent crime wouldn't be affected much one way or the other. Murder may or may not change, but I'd bet that if everyone realized all they had to do is buy a knife, then they'd never face a gun in their face again, that knife murders and violent home invasions would SKYROCKET.

The fact is, removing the rights from American citizens would do nothing to crime rates, or crime itself. However, if I don't have an adequate form of self-protection, I may be killed. That is unacceptable.

VegasND
01-09-2013, 9:21 PM
That comic pretty well sums up how I see the discussion.

VegasND
01-09-2013, 9:21 PM
That comic pretty well sums up how I see the discussion.

MudCamper
01-09-2013, 10:19 PM
Who's the author, and where is the source URL? I'd like to link this without violating copyright law.

Tarn_Helm
01-09-2013, 10:37 PM
Who's the author, and where is the source URL? I'd like to link this without violating copyright law.

+1

Nicely done.

:cool:

EDIT

LINK TO SOURCE: http://www.creators.com/editorialcartoons/steve-kelley/25227.html

janus408
01-10-2013, 12:02 AM
Thanks for finding the source, I wasn't sure as it was passed to me by a 3rd party.